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Ensign tells fellow GOPs to back off Reid
SF Chronicle ^ | 01/11/10

Posted on 01/11/2010 6:17:32 PM PST by freespirited

Nevada Sen. John Ensign said Monday it is wrong for his fellow Republicans to call for the resignation of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over racially insensitive comments he made about President Obama.

Reid has apologized to Obama since a new book quoted him describing Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a light-skinned African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Ensign said Monday that Reid's apology was sincere and that the Nevada Democrat regretted how his comments were taken.

"I think we need to get away from this politics of gotcha," Ensign told KKOH radio in Reno.

"I don't think there's a person walking, certainly not a politician out there, that hasn't made comments they regret," he said. "When you make those comments, as long as you take responsibility for your comments and apologize for them, I think people should accept that."

Ensign said he was angered by how Democrats treated former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., after he suggested the country might be better off if Strom Thurmond, who ran as a segregationist, would have won the presidency in 1948. Lott resigned shortly after he made the comments.

"Democrats were really wrong in what they did to Trent Lott, and we shouldn't do the same thing to Sen. Reid," Ensign said.

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"Democrats were really wrong in what they did to Trent Lott, and we shouldn't do the same thing to Sen. Reid," Ensign said.

Divine right of RATS.

1 posted on 01/11/2010 6:17:35 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

Translation: we don’t want to give Dingy Harry a reason to quit, we want his sorry a## to be forced to run a re-election campaign then suffer the humiliation of having it kicked to the curb in November.


2 posted on 01/11/2010 6:19:38 PM PST by bigbob
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To: freespirited

More compliance from the GOP senate. How many sets of knee pads do these guys go through a year, I wonder?


3 posted on 01/11/2010 6:19:44 PM PST by TADSLOS (Nigerian Crotch Bombers are U.S. Citizens too!- B. Obama)
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To: freespirited

hahahahaha

John Ensign is really one to take advice from. lol.


4 posted on 01/11/2010 6:19:54 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: freespirited

RINO alert, RINO alert. Ditch this idiot also.

We need to treat the dimbulbs WORSE than they treat us.

This is war.

It’ll either be words - or guns.


5 posted on 01/11/2010 6:20:05 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: freespirited

What? What the h-—’s wrong with Ensign? These damned ‘pubs never cease to amaze me. STFU up Senator.


6 posted on 01/11/2010 6:20:05 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: freespirited

Keep Reid in place. He’s too valuable to us there right now. We don’t want someone who can represent well. REID will continue to give us gems all the way up to November.


7 posted on 01/11/2010 6:20:08 PM PST by bluedressman
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To: NYer

ping?


8 posted on 01/11/2010 6:20:29 PM PST by narses ("lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi")
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To: freespirited
I think we should call it even after Reid steps down and then go from there.
9 posted on 01/11/2010 6:20:57 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! May God and TEA save the Republic!!)
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To: bluedressman

Political strategerist for the GOP, huh?


10 posted on 01/11/2010 6:21:56 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: freespirited

Not one of these Republicans defended Trent Lott for similar comments back in 2002.

Race cowards and, in practice, Democrats.


11 posted on 01/11/2010 6:22:09 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: freespirited

As opposed to John, who needs to back off his female staffers.


12 posted on 01/11/2010 6:22:13 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: bigbob
Translation: we don’t want to give Dingy Harry a reason to quit, we want his sorry a## to be forced to run a re-election campaign then suffer the humiliation of having it kicked to the curb in November.

That's exactly right - a wounded Reid is easier to beat.

We were counting on beating Countrywide Chris Dodd, then he drops out and that changes the game in CT. The same thing happened (through chicanery) in NJ with the switcheroo they played when the Torch was going to lose badly.

13 posted on 01/11/2010 6:23:50 PM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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To: freespirited
"Democrats were really wrong in what they did to Trent Lott, and we shouldn't do the same thing to Sen. Reid," Ensign said.

A RINO strikes again!!! Whenever we get close to having a demoRAT bastard on the ropes and going down for the count, as sure as shootin', a RINO RAT bastard will ride to the rescue and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!!! Here's an angry phone call to your office tomorrow, John Ensign, you RAT bastard RINO traitor!!!

14 posted on 01/11/2010 6:23:59 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: freespirited

And THIS is why the Dirty Dems hold the House, Senate and WH. We have a party of weenies.


15 posted on 01/11/2010 6:24:27 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: freespirited

>”Democrats were really wrong in what they did to Trent Lott, and we shouldn’t do the same thing to Sen. Reid,” Ensign said.

Why dont we ask Trent Lott himself how he feels then?


16 posted on 01/11/2010 6:24:32 PM PST by max americana
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To: RichInOC

Good one .. RichinOC


17 posted on 01/11/2010 6:24:35 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: freespirited

Ensign has been infected with McCainitis!


18 posted on 01/11/2010 6:24:43 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: bluedressman
absolutely....I do not know what ensign is after...but lets let Reid stay in power and poison his party right up to the mid-year elections....
19 posted on 01/11/2010 6:25:04 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: TADSLOS
How many sets of knee pads do these guys go through a year, I wonder?/// They obviously get a bulk rate on them.
20 posted on 01/11/2010 6:25:15 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne(Obama's main goal. Destroy Capitalism))
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To: freespirited

Hey Sen. Ensign I’ve got some advice for you; stfu you dbag.


21 posted on 01/11/2010 6:26:13 PM PST by tatown (Obama is Kenyan for "turd")
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To: freespirited

Just another reason to get rid of Ensign.


22 posted on 01/11/2010 6:27:02 PM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: TADSLOS
How many sets of knee pads do these guys go through a year, I wonder? - A lot! Methinks they get a discount with the k-y jelly, bunch of limp wristed rinos.
23 posted on 01/11/2010 6:27:35 PM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (A country can survive its fools, but it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: bluedressman

I agree but lets beat on him a bit.This will be fun to watch all the dem phoneys waste time on defending the prick.


24 posted on 01/11/2010 6:27:49 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: freespirited

That Sonofabitch Ensign is exactly why we need to purge the Republican party. There will be a book out about Reid that will explain what an utter dirtbag he is. No help from Ensign, he is a Quisling.


25 posted on 01/11/2010 6:27:58 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: freespirited

The thing is, Ensign, they’ll do it every time they have a chance. Perhaps you missed the name of the game: It’s called The Make Over of America to a Marxist state. If the demrats achieve their goal anyone who disagrees with them will shipped off to reducation camps—or worse.

Ensign probably doesn’t believe the Islamo-Terrorists when they say publicly and repeatedly they intend to rape “infidel’ women, enslave and/or kill all infidels.


26 posted on 01/11/2010 6:27:58 PM PST by dools007
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To: Da Coyote

“If he puts one of yours in the hospital, you put one of his in the morgue.”


27 posted on 01/11/2010 6:28:47 PM PST by izzatzo
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Ensign needs to resign. If he doesn’t resign, he needs to be ousted next election.


28 posted on 01/11/2010 6:29:29 PM PST by Britt0n
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To: bluedressman

[Keep Reid in place. He’s too valuable to us there right now.]

That is actually true, Reid is going down hard like a whirlpool, we need him to drag down the whole ticket. But Ensign has always been a Quisling, Reid must have something on him.


29 posted on 01/11/2010 6:30:18 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: izzatzo

There is probably another scandal with this idiot as well and he is just trying to curry favor.What a piece of crap.


30 posted on 01/11/2010 6:30:36 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: freespirited

Oy, makes me want to move back to my home State of California....yikes, where to go?


31 posted on 01/11/2010 6:31:50 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: freespirited
MY KINGDOM, my Kingdom (such as it is, lol) for one (JUST ONE) Republitard, who has a pair and is NOT infested with Inside-the-Beltway, PC, "Can't we all just get along-itis?"

Bunch of F'n Clueless, Wuss, Losers!!!

32 posted on 01/11/2010 6:31:55 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: freespirited

I really think Ensign’s best decision would have been to just be quiet. However, one has to wonder with the disgusting bunch of people we seem to elect whether it is not just all about helping each other. It certainly isn’t about the interests of this country and its people.


33 posted on 01/11/2010 6:31:58 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: freespirited
>”Democrats were really wrong in what they did to Trent Lott, and we shouldn’t do the same thing to Sen. Reid,” Ensign said.

No we shouldn't do the same thing. We should make it short sweet, to the point and blast it over all forms of communication such as radio, TV, billboards that little harry reed is a sniveling, shivering COWARD.

Hell, lets hire skywriter airplanes too.

34 posted on 01/11/2010 6:32:14 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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What was Dirty Harry’s attitude toward Trent Lott re: the Strom Thurmond flap?

Dirty Harry should get what he got at the very least.


35 posted on 01/11/2010 6:32:32 PM PST by Keith in Iowa
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To: freespirited

Ensign=Coward


36 posted on 01/11/2010 6:35:42 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR... Monthly donors welcome!)
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To: izzatzo

One of the best post in this thread.COOL!


37 posted on 01/11/2010 6:36:04 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: FastCoyote

I’d just be concerned that Dems get someone relatively smarter like Evan Bayh in there and then also put up competition in Nevada. Much better to have Reid in there with his foot in mouth compulsions.


38 posted on 01/11/2010 6:36:37 PM PST by bluedressman
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To: bigbob

You might be right. I think Ensign knows the GOP is better off with Reid staying. Reid is in such bad shape that we want him to stay.


39 posted on 01/11/2010 6:36:46 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Re Dirty Harry should get what he got at the very least (re Trent Lott).

Well, bend over and spread them Dirty Dingus McGee. You’re gonna get what you deserve.

Ensign. Shut up! You’re no one to talk.

One truckload of kneepads coming to Nevada.


40 posted on 01/11/2010 6:39:17 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: rcrngroup

No no. I think Ensign wants Reid to stay because Reid is a very damaged goods.

Dodd in CT was toast but he decided to quit and the Dems may hold that seat in CT.


41 posted on 01/11/2010 6:40:24 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: bigbob

If Reid defaults now, the Democrats can run a false “conservative” and hold the seat. Somebody like Ben Nelson


42 posted on 01/11/2010 6:40:30 PM PST by Theodore R. (...)
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To: freespirited

I don’t understand what was so bad about reid’s statement. He was right. Americans wouldn’t vote for a black man that talks like a rap star. They wouldn’t vote for a white man that talks like andrew dice clay either.

So what? who cares?


43 posted on 01/11/2010 6:40:40 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: freespirited
Reid is ted kennedy's heir to the throne, so to speak; he revels in his power and presence in the senate and is trying to become the new "liberal lion"...but he's really just a lyin' liberal...like the rest of them.


44 posted on 01/11/2010 6:40:57 PM PST by FrankR (There will be no jobs until it is profitable for employers to hire people....PERIOD.)
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To: bluedressman

If Brown gets in and Healthcare gets siderailed, and Reid stays in (only to be crushed), we might have a chance to survive this nightmare.


45 posted on 01/11/2010 6:46:02 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: bluedressman

Yep. Reid is one of the most vulnerable Dhims now. Replacing him with another one, fresher and without baggage, will make our efforts more difficult come November.


46 posted on 01/11/2010 6:47:42 PM PST by paudio (Road to hell is paved by unintended consequences of good intentions)
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To: Frantzie

Saw an interview with Ensign a year or two ago. He says, “Harry and I have agreed not to criticize each other.”

In this case a “Mortally wounded Harry “ is the gift that keeps on giving!


47 posted on 01/11/2010 6:47:51 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Frantzie
Possibly...but I think you are giving more credit to Ensign than what he is really capable to think that strategically.

Instead Ensign is doing a typical Repuke maneuver which is to stand up for and defend a RAT bastard demoRAT whenever one happens to be on the ropes. Typical for Repukes to give aid & comfort to the enemy, when the enemy (demoRATs) don't cut the Repukes even a single micro-inch. It truly is the Stupid Party (Repukes) vs the Evil Party (demoRATs) and 99 out of 100 times, the Evil Party wins. That's why we need to throw every RINO out of office, from both the House & the Senate.

48 posted on 01/11/2010 6:54:09 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: freespirited

Ensign doesn’t want to go up before the Ethics Committee.


49 posted on 01/11/2010 6:55:19 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Da Coyote
We need to treat the dimbulbs WORSE than they treat us.

That's the spirit!

Anybody who thinks there should be manners in politics...or that there ever was...is an idiot.

50 posted on 01/11/2010 7:01:23 PM PST by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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